We are delighted that Mrs Jill Baker Vice-President of Methodist Conference will be leading worship and preaching at our church on Sunday 16th July, 2017.
Last year, the Methodist Conference elected the Revd Loraine N Mellor to be President and Jill Baker to be Vice-President. Both will start their year of office when the Representative Session of the Methodist Conference meets in Birmingham on 24 June 2017. They will succeed the current President and Vice-President, the Revd Dr Roger Walton and Rachel Lampard.
Jill is a local preacher and tutor in the Scotland District, exploring and leading pilgrimages. She enjoys writing and, in the past, spent eight years as a mission partner in the South Caribbean. Jill was President of Methodist Women in Britain between 2011 and 2013. Her brief statement on the Methodist Website states,
“I am thankful to the Methodist family for the prayer and for the support it offers in hard times. I am committed to working locally and connexionally for an inclusive, just, compassionate and creative Church.”
As a personal friend of Alison and Les, Jill says she is very much looking forward to coming to Hedge End Methodist Church. Later that day she will attend the annual festival in Dorset commemorating the Tolpuddle Martyrs.
Our Thanks to Alison for writing these words for us.